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    You can still search [dic] when "less is more"

    I found a bug while conducting a search for restaurant safety ratings for Dick’s Drive In via King County’s search user interfaces and notified the county website.

    The searches were conducted in relation to this post: public health inspection signs as potential search seeds

    I got quick reply that they’ll pass it on and they shared a nice search tip / reminder that sometimes “less is more”: I can also get useful results by searching just [Dic] and [Dick] (though not [Drive]).1

    subject: bug in search restaurant safety ratings interface
    to: WebsiteFeedback@kingcounty.gov

    Hi, I noticed that I have to manually escape the single apostrophe in Dick’s to search Dick’s Drive-In?

    [Dick’s] doesn’t work, you must use [Dick’’s]? @ Search restaurant safety ratings https://kingcounty.gov/en/dept/dph/health-safety/food-safety/search-restaurant-safety-ratings#/

    Here is the exception when I search [Dick’s]:

    [ omitted ]

    Here I cannot tell what the issue is, but I was able to search by address? @ Restaurant inspection information https://info.kingcounty.gov/health/ehs/foodsafety/inspections/search.aspx





    1. Searches on this interface are not directly linkable (for instance, providing a share link or following the OpenSearch protocol[^seeopensearch]), but you can see the results from public API (which is visible in the console log of error-prone searches):





    Griffin, D., & Lurie, E. (2022). Search quality complaints and imaginary repair: Control in articulations of Google Search. New Media & Society, 0(0), 14614448221136505. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221136505